Volume 8, Issue #25 - June 21, 2018 

In the name of Christ, we embrace all people to be nourished and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love and serve the world.
A Personal Request from Father Neat

Dear People and Friends of Ascension,
I appeal to you to come to Sunday evening's vigil of prayer to be in solidarity with families seeking refuge in our nation. I hope that we can raise awareness to the injustice that has brought them to our borders and be inspired and empowered to respond as we are called and able.
Sadly, injustice is woven into our nation's story with the forced immigration of African slaves, the systematic genocide of Indigenous Americans, Jim Crow laws, unfair treatment of workers, and now the callous treatment of families seeking refuge in our country.
Sunday evening we will come together in music, scripture, word and prayer to remember our past and call us into action to stand in solidarity with the foreigner who seeks to live among us. Pre-service music will begin at 5:45 p.m.

Music will be a powerful witness to sharing this message. Our very own David Hurt and Lacy Wallace will bring us songs of justice and inspiration with their evocative voices. A Dakota Indian chant will invoke remembrance of our Native American brothers and sisters, accompanied by the drumming of John Akis.

Gospel music from the African American experience will be shared by Keith McCutcheon, from Kentucky State University. Also, Good Shepherd (RC) will bring us hymns of praise and thanksgiving by the Coro Hispano del Buen Pastor (Hispanic Choir of Good Shepherd).  

Both Bishop Van Koevering (DIOLEX) and Bishop Stowe (CDLEX) will preach. Clergy and parishioners from around both dioceses and as well as other denominations throughout the area are expected to attend.

I hope to see you here - with a friend! - as we stand together in this time of great moral crisis.
Peace & Blessings,
NEXT WEEK! June 25-29, 2018 
See today's earlier email for prep meetings this weekend and specific snack needs.
We are looking forward to a great week with a 'full house' of campers!

RECITAL Piano Eight Hands: Sunday, 6/24, 3:00 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Collins Lane, Frankfort.

‘CHORDS OF COMPASSION’ Concert Series to benefit ROSM (Resource Office of Social Ministry) – Saturdays in July and August, 7:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepherd Way, in Frankfort. This series will feature a variety of musicians – including a concert pianist, a trumpeter, a violinist, a choir, and more! – each representing a different local church. First up is our own John Martin, organist, on Saturday, June 30. Be there to show your support for John, and especially for ROSM!  Click here for complete schedule of concerts [updated 6/21/18].
CENTERING PRAYER , every Saturday morning. All are invited and welcome to come and explore this ancient technique. Please gather in the church between 9:45-10:00 a.m. No latecomers – at 10:05, we will lock the doors and move to a quiet interior room for about an hour. For more information, contact Scott Kimbel, kskimbel@yahoo.com .
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on Saturday, June 23 (every other Saturday), at 8:00 a.m. in the parish hall. Contact William Legg for details.
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet next on Sunday, July 8 (second Sunday of each month), in the library after the 10:30 service. Contact Deacon Rebecca or Sue Kurtz for details.
Check out all service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at
June 2018 Income 

  • 6/3: $10,934
  • 6/10: $6,471
  • 6/17: $3,753

Note: these income and expense numbers do include ALL donations and pass-thru amounts,
such as those designated for Capital Campaign, Music Fund, Reading Camp, Food Pantry, etc.,
which may account for large spikes on the graphs.
June 17 - September 2

This schedule (PDF file linked above) includes acolytes, chalice bearers, lectors, altar guild and men's club teams, coffee hour hosts, and vestry lockup duties, plus dedications for altar flowers. Participants, please check this schedule EVERY WEEK to review your upcoming Sunday duties for the next few weeks. To share your time and talent in a new ministry, change your team assignment(s), change your availability for a future Sunday, or change duties assigned for THIS Sunday, please contact Deacon Rebecca Saager ( curate@ascensionfrankfort.org ).
Daily Lectionary
Week of Proper 7, Year Two - BCP 973
or go to www.lectionarypage.net
  • BREAKFAST begins at 8:50 a.m. - free of charge to those in need; others may pay a small amount as able.
  • ADULTS gather at 9:15 a.m. in the library for "The Preacher's Forum." 
  • CHILDREN & YOUTH: Christian Formation/Sunday School and Godly Play classes are suspended for the summer. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend all church services; a nursery is available for younger children starting at 9:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer, Lector & Prayers of the People: Pauline Van Horn
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Subdeacon: Sue Kurtz
  • Chalice Bearer & Lector: Shannon Lancaster
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Daniel Aossey
  • T: Jordan Masters & Ian Pinkerton
  • JS: (as available)
  • Ushers: Linda & Tori Word
  • Altar Guild: T4 -  Sue/Rick Kurtz, Debbie/Jim Kimbrough, Jim King
  • Men's Club: T2 - Jim Kimbrough, Jim King, Starla Yount

COUNTERS:   TWO needed


COFFEE HOUR:    Jim King - reimbursable pickup
Yes,   we are still looking for Coffee Hour hosts and helpers! Do you have a team, group, family or partner who could bring in a few light/simple snacks, and/or help serve and clean up, for our important time of fellowship after the 10:30 service on Sunday? If you would like to help with Coffee Hour, please sign up on the printed sheet on the office window (or contact Jan Stevens - see below). The coffee itself is provided by the Men's Club, and vestry members have agreed to pitch in on Sundays when no one else is scheduled, but we encourage everyone to share in this ministry as you are able. 

  • Jan Stevens is our Hospitality Coordinator - contact her by email at jstevens5@aol.com to discuss Coffee Hour questions, needs and procedures. If you can bring treats but need a helper, or vice versa, Jan can help you team up!

Recently in need of prayers: Barbara; David; Faye & Steve; Geoff; Holly; James; Jim & Fonda; Jim & Nancy; Kevin; Kim; Leslie; Mac; Mildred; Penny; Polly; Rose; Vic; and Vivian.

Continuing concern: Alfred; Bettie; Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Elena; Isaiah; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; Julia; Lara; Lee; Linda; Marilyn; Marsaela; Natalie; Scott & Kathy; Susie; and Shelia. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, and Seth; and for Susan Kurtz, Postulant for Holy Orders.

Birthdays: 6/24 – Erin Campbell; 6/26 – Jane Bates, Mia Smith; 6/27 – Noah Campbell.

Anniversaries: 6/29 – Bill & Linda Brown.
  • Prelude - There is a balm in Gilead - Olive Nelson Russell
  • Opening Hymn - Hymn 493 - O for a thousand tongues to sing - Azmon
  • The Gloria: S 280
  • Gradual Psalm: WLP 886 - Psalm 133 - Ecce, quam bonum!
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory
  • Sanctus: WLP 858
  • The Great Amen
  • Fraction Anthem: S 154
  • Communion Hymn: Hymn 676 - There is a balm in Gilead - Balm in Gilead
  • Closing Hymn: Hymn 579 - Almighty Father, strong to save - Melita
  • Postlude
Clergy and Staff

  • The Rev. William Jessee Neat, Rector
  • The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Nancy S. Farley, Assisting Priest (Retired) 
  • The Rev. Deacon Rebecca A. Saager, Curate
  • Mr. John B. Martin, Director of Music & Organist
  • Ms. Mona Landrum Proctor, Parish & Financial Administrator 
  • Mr. David Gierlach, Sexton

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